Florida Tech Faculty Member Elected to High-Energy Physics Board

– Dr. Marc Baarmand, Florida Tech associate professor of physics and space sciences, was elected as a representative to the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)
Management Board. The board is overseeing construction of CMS detectors in time for a 2007 start date and within a budget of $500 million.

The CMS experiment is a large, general-purpose particle detector under construction at the Large Hadron Collider accelerator at the European Center for
Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva Switzerland. More than 1,850 scientists from 150 universities and research institutions in 34 countries collaborate on
this experiment.

The scientists are studying high-energy proton-proton collisions to answer some of the most fundamental questions of nature, such as the origin of mass and
dominance of matter over antimatter in our universe. Florida Tech formally joined the CMS collaboration in June 2001.

Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in physics; a bachelor’s degree in pre-professional physics; bachelor’s, master’s and
doctoral degrees in space sciences; and a bachelor’s degree in astronomy/astrophysics.

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